We hope you’ve enjoyed the "food for thought” from Slidell Memorial’s recent blog entries. From guilt-free Cajun cooking to holiday food for diabetics, we’ll continue the theme with something that may prove a tad more controversial. It’s a question that has cropped up in recent headlines, and we’re curious what the Slidell community thinks.
For people with diabetes, the holidays can be a particularly stressful time, with all the sugar-laden food and drink being served.
Cancer screening can help you find cancer before you experience any symptoms. Support groups and training can give you a network of support and education as you fight the disease. Slidell Memorial Hospital can help you with both.
Face it. Going to the hospital isn’t most people’s idea of a great time. Whether it’s an emergency or scheduled visit, the worry and uncertainty can cause a lot of stress. At times, it can even seem overwhelming.
Who says stay-at-home moms in Slidell have to stay at home?
The MOMS Club of Slidell Area (a local chapter of the International MOMS Club® organization) gives moms who are at home with their children during the day a chance to get out and make some new friends.
There are a several tips pregnant women can remember as they step into a car to make their driving experience safer for themselves and their growing babies.
When counting sheep hasn't worked, when over-the-counter sleep aids aren't helping, and when the home remedies on Pinterest have failed, it's time to turn to a real long-term solution: the Slidell Memorial Hospital Sleep Disorders Center.
Although undergoing a cardiac procedure or surgery, no matter the type, is an inherently stressful situation for both a patient and their loved ones, it could mean an improvement to their health.
Don't you think it's time to quit? Yes, it's hard, but you will benefit in the long run: physically, emotionally, and financially.
February is Heart Health Month. To mark this occasion, here are five factors you need to be aware of that can affect your heart's health, along with steps you can take to help prevent a heart disease or stroke.
Even though the flu season typically ends in February or soon after, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) influenza activity remains elevated. In Louisiana, the CDC reports that flu activity is still widespread.
The best defense against the flu is vaccination. And if you have yet to get vaccinated, there is still time.
The ER can often be a scary place for children suffering from an injury or sickness, which only adds to the stress experienced by their parents.
Although we hope your child never has to visit the ER, these five tips should help should that time occur.
Medical imaging is the term used to describe a range of non-invasive methods that enable radiologists and other specially trained medical personnel to look inside the body. It replaces the need for surgery and allows medical professionals to view various organs and areas.
Immunization protects children and adults against preventable diseases, ensures the health and safety of others, saves time and money, and safeguards future generations.
Your chances of surviving and recovering from a stroke are much higher if you know the signs in advance and have a plan of action should you spot them happening to you or a loved one.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the number one cause of long-term disability. That's the bad news.
The good news, according to the National Stroke Association (NSA), is more than seven million people in the United States today have survived a stroke.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we have several activities lined up to celebrate.
Fall is in the air and soon leaves on the trees will be changing colors to red, gold and brown (even here in south Louisiana). There is another color you will see a lot of, too: pink.
Surviving stroke depends on three things: knowing your risk, managing your risk factors, and knowing the signs of stroke so you can act FAST to get help.
Part 1 -- Know Your Risk
In this first of our three-part series, we'll go over the risk factors for stroke, some of which are controllable, and some of which are uncontrollable.
Thanks to the recent news that J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has throat cancer, more people are interested in learning more about this particular variation of cancer, in particular, how it's detected.
Early detection is always important for the successful treatment of any type of cancer, and throat cancer is no exception. Mr. Dimon's cancer was caught early, and as a result, his doctors say his prognosis is excellent and his treatment won't even stop him from running the bank.
Prostate Cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting one in seven men. It is 100% treatable when detected early.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and we want to pass along some information that you or your spouse may find helpful.
After all the good press about exercise and heart health, it may sound shocking to read this headline, but most things done to an extreme degree can be harmful. The phrase "moderation in all things" applies to exercise just as much as it does to other aspects of life.
With heart disease being the leading cause of death in the United States, researchers are constantly studying its causes and risk factors. As a consequence, it's rare that a month goes by without at least one cardiac health-related news item, and this month is no exception.
An Indian researcher at Yale School of Medicine has found that women have longer hospital stays and are more likely to die after a heart attack than men.
When you hear the word "Osteoporosis," you immediately think "senior citizen" or "elderly patient" right? You might even take that further and think "elderly woman" specifically because you're so used to hearing about it in relation to women's health issues, rather than men's.
Earlier this month, we published a blog post that focused on antioxidants in relation to the basic cancer prevention guideline to "eat right and exercise."
As a regional leader in cancer treatment, Slidell Memorial Hospital has the expertise and technology to provide state-of-the-art cancer services to our patients.
Cancer. The word by itself is enough to inspire fear, anger, and profound sadness. There are few Americans alive today who haven't had their lives touched in some way by this dreaded set of diseases. That's why it comes as such welcome news that cancer survival rates in the United States are climbing thanks to revolutionary advancements in medical imaging.
Slidell Memorial Hospital is fully committed to providing the best orthopedic care possible for our patients, and that means staying up-to-date with the latest technology innovations.
In parts one and two of our series on heart health, we covered prevention and detection of heart disease. The third discussed treatment options and considerations for patients who suffer from coronary artery disease, heart failure, heart arrhythmias, and heart valve disease.
In parts one and two of our series on heart health and the cardiology services we offer at Slidell Memorial Hospital, we covered prevention and detection of heart disease. In this third installment, we will cover treatment options and considerations for patients who have heart disease already.
It probably comes as no surprise that early detection of heart disease is crucial to successful treatment. What may surprise you, however, is the sheer number of tests your cardiologist has to choose from.
Just one year ago, doctors and researchers alike were puzzled by the fact that women who underwent hip-replacement surgery were almost 30 percent more likely than men to need repeat surgery within the first three years.
Living in Louisiana, your chances of getting heart disease are high. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 7.8% of Louisianans have heart disease. That makes our state third in the nation, and a "hot spot" for this deadly condition that claims the lives of one in four Americans every year.
A cancer diagnosis is a life-altering thing, and not just for the patient seeking cancer services. Family and friends often find themselves suddenly playing the role of caregiver, not an easy one to perform.
Let's face it: no one ever wants to visit the Emergency Room. Emergency Services are those things we don't even want to think about until we need them. In fact, most of us hope we never need them!
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